Poker Hand Rankings

     Before you try playing online poker, a good idea would be to learn each poker hand ranking. The list below shows each poker hand rank starting from highest (Royal Flush) to lowest (High Card).


Royal Flush

Royal Flush

A-K-Q-J-10 suited poker hands. This is the best winning poker hand you can have in poker terms. It is a straight and a flush, and the highest of both according to a poker guide.


Straight Flush

Straight Flush

Five consecutive cards suited in a poker card game. The straight with the highest card wins if there is more than one in a poker card game according to the rules of poker. For example: J-10-9-8-7 wins over 10-9-8-7-6 as you learn poker.


4 of a Kind

4 of a Kind

Four equally valued cards in a poker card game. In the case of two four of a kind hands competing as you learn poker, the four of a kind with the highest ranking cards win in a poker hand ranking.


Full House

Full House

Three equally valued cards with two a pair in poker hand rank. In the case of two three of kind hands competing, the one with the highest valued three of a kind wins in the poker card game according to poker basics.


Flush

Flush

Five suited cards of any value in a poker hand rank. If there is a tie, the Flush hand with the highest card wins, or the next highest card if need be for winning poker hands.


Straight

Straight

Five consecutive cards of varying suits in poker hand rankings according to official poker rules. In the case of a tie, the hand with the highest card in their sequence wins according to the poker guide and rules of poker.


3 of Kind

3 of Kind

Three equally valued cards in a poker hand ranking. The highest ranking cards win in a tie in poker basics. For example: Three Tens win over three Fives in poker hands.


Two Pair

Two Pair

Two equally valued cards with another two equally valued cards as you learn poker. The hand with the highest pair wins in a tie as you learn poker. If the highest pairs are tied, then the next highest ranking pair wins in a poker guide.


One Pair

One Pair

Two equally valued cards in a hand rank in poker. The hand with the highest pair wins in a tie as you learn how to win at poker. If there is a tie for the highest pair, then the hand with the highest card (kicker) wins in the poker guide.


High Card

High Card

The highest card in your poker hand when you do not have any of the above winning hands in poker. High card is the lowest scoring winning poker hand. A tie for High card results in looking to the next highest card until you have reached the point where there is no longer a tie and you find a winning poker hand.